Jaden Smith was the victim of an internet death hoax for the past couple of months, but speculations as to who perpetrated the rumor point all point to one person - the victim of the hoax himself.
While the son of Hollywood actor and rapper Will Smith was able to quickly quash the rumors by updating his social media accounts (even posting a photo of himself with his girlfriend Sarah Snyder), he couldn't undo the damage that the hoax had caused, as it had left millions of his fans shocked and heartbroken.
Earlier reports had claimed that the young actor put an end to his life because Snyder had allegedly cheated on him, while another report claimed that he killed himself because his family could not accept him for being gay, according to Ace Showbiz.
In addition, a Facebook video that allegedly features him saying goodbye to his well-known father also spread for many weeks. Many people continued to notice the fake link on their newsfeed, according to the Mirror.
However, Jaden was spotted at the Hood By Air show on Sunday together with Snyder, according to the Daily Mail. They were also spotted watching a couple of shows during New York Fashion Week, as well as having a double date with Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus.
These recent outings, however, had led to a lot of people speculating that Jaden himself started the death hoax to get his name out there more. This was proven when Jaden was heavily talked about online at the time of the death hoax, suggesting that the death hoax helped in giving him a boost in his career in music, fashion and modeling.
This isn't the first time that Jaden was a victim of a death hoax, as he suffered a similar incident a few months prior. Besides Jaden, there are other celebrities who also became a victim, such as Angelina Jolie, Jack Black, Miley Cyrus and Sylvester Stallone.